LinkedIn is not only a website for those seeking a job, it’s a great resource for those beginning a new one. If you are unfamiliar with the company you are joining, learn more about its employees through LinkedIn. Connect with others who are in the same department and update your own profile to prepare for your new position. Another great use for LinkedIn before your first day could also be looking up those who might be in a different company but in the same position or a level higher. Connect with those professionals and research their profiles to see how they climbed the corporate ladder.